The IIJ was pleased to host the Eighth Plenary Meeting of the GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group (CJ-ROL) Working Group and the first under new co-chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland. The Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group (CJ-ROL WG) focused on developing and supporting good practices and capacity-building initiatives for an effective and rule of law-based criminal justice sector response to terrorism. Activities are guided by the GCTF’s Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector (Rabat Memorandum), and other relevant Framework Documents.
The primary aim of the Plenary Meeting was to endorse a Work Plan that will guide the activities of the Working Group over the next two years. The meeting also included session on the importance of administrative CT measures for the work of the GCTF in general and the CJ-ROL WG in particular, and another session on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence.
The Plenary Meeting launched a review of ongoing activities, which include the implementation of the Neuchâtel Memorandum on Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context, and the Global Central Authorities Initiative.